Release: November 17, 2007
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Chicago State (2-2) scored the game's first nine points and never looked back in routing visiting Binghamton (1-2) 81-60 Saturday afternoon from the Jones Convocation Center. The Bearcats were flat at both ends of the floor, as they shot just 34% and were outrebounded by a 53-31 margin.
The Bearcats were sluggish out of the gate, misfiring on nine of their first 10 shots and digging an early 9-0 deficit in the game's first seven minutes. Binghamton trailed 23-11 with just over six minutes remaining in the first half before engineering a modest rally to cut the margin to eight, 34-26, at the break.
The Cougars opened the second half with a 12-4 run, however, and held a double-digit cushion the rest of the way.
David Holston led three Chicago State players in double figures with a game-high 20 points. The Cougars shot 49%.
"We need to learn how to play on the road," head coach Kevin Broadus said. "We have to find a way to play through adversity before the conference schedule starts. All the guys were out there this afternoon but they weren't focussed."
Senior guard Richard Forbes (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) led Binghamton with 15 points. Sophomore forward Lazar Trifunovic (Belgrade, Serbia) had 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds and junior guard Dwayne Jackson (Akron, Ohio) added 10 points.
Binghamton returns home to host Central Connecticut State Tuesday at the Events Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
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